Things to do for Belfast Short Lettings Visitors

We have included below some information/ideas of things to do in and around Belfast and further afield. We are happy to suggest other ideas in reposnse to sepcific requests – just drop us an email

Tourist Attractions

Titanic Belfast

Explore the shipyard, walk the decks, travel to the depths of the ocean and uncover the true legend of Titanic in the city where it all began

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Belfast City Hall Tours

Free public tours of City Hall are available Monday to Sunday. Led by an experienced guide, they last around one hour and uncover the history of Belfast City Hall. .You can also visit the Titanic Memorial Garden and a number of monuments and memorials.

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Crumlin Road Gaol

The Crumlin Road Gaol is a nineteenth century Grade ‘A’ listed building that has recently undergone a significant restoration, and recently reopened to the public for guided tours, concerts and events.

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Botanic Gardens Belfast

Palm House and Tropical Ravine and children's playground, beautiful walks around the grounds and a bowling green. Botanic Gardens is often used for events, such as Garden Gourmet, as well as band recitals, concerts and opera performances.

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Ulster Folk and Transport Museum

Set in over 170 acres of rolling countryside, this outdoor museum tells the story of life in early 20th century Ulster.

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Family Activities

Belfast Zoo

Belfast Zoological Gardens is home to more than 140 species of animal, many of which are in danger in their natural habitat. Belfast Zoo is now one of the leading visitor attractions in Northern Ireland attracting around 250,000 visitors a year.

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W5 Science and Discovery Centre

W5 is Ireland's award winning science and discovery centre at Odyssey in Belfast. With over 250 interactive exhibits and a changing programme of events, shows and exhibitions, W5 is a great value day out for all the family!

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Odyssey Ten Pin Bowling

20 lane ten pin bowling alley and pool bar.

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Dundonald Ice Bowl

Northern Ireland's only public Olympic size ice rink, Xtreme Tenpin Bowling Centre and Indiana Land play kingdom.

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Cave Hill Country Park, Belfast

The park is home to Cave Hill Adventurous Playground, archaeological sites, Cave Hill Visitor Centre, ecotrails, walking and orienteering routes.  Refreshments are also available in the Cellar Restaurant inside Belfast Castle

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Stream Vale Open Farm

A family run dairy farm situated on the edge of Belfast, with play area, extra animals and beautiful views over the city and its surrounding hills

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Ulster Museum

Come face to face with dinosaurs, meet an Ancient Egyptian Mummy and see modern masterpieces with a visit to the Ulster Museum

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Lisburn Leisureplex

Based at Lisburn Leisure Park just outside Lisburn city centre, the LeisurePlex boasts the largest leisure pool of its kind in Northern Ireland, with some of the fastest, longest and wettest water rides in Ireland.

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Eating Out

Belfast Restaurant Guide

For a city the size of Belfast the choice of places to eat is surprising. We offer everything from fine dining, brasseries and bistros to gastro pubs, cafes, coffee shops and some of the best fish & chips around.

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Tours

Belfast Food Tour

The award winning Belfast Food Tour takes guests ‘off the eaten track’ on a 4-hour fun and food filled guided walk to some of the top food and drink spots around Belfast City Centre.

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Belfast City Sightseeing Tour

Open top bus tour and hop on / hop off around all Belfast attractions and sights.

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Game Of Thrones Tours

Belfast is home to Titanic Studios where Game of Thrones is shot, and only a stone’s throw away from other filming locations across Northern Ireland. Take a tour around Northern Ireland and discover the dramatic scenery used in the show.

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Shopping

St George's Market

St George’s Market is one of Belfast’s oldest attractions. t holds a weekly Friday Variety Market, the City Food and Craft Market on Saturdays and the Sunday Market. It also hosts a range of events throughout the year

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Victoria Square

Over 70 stores, cafes and restaurants including House of Fraser, Apple, Topshop and Cruise. Odeon Cinema on level 2 Panoramic views that stretch for miles across the city, the iconic Dome is a must visit when in Belfast

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Lisburn Road Boutiques

Many upmarket Fashion Boutiques, Jewellers & Gifts, Health & Beauty, Home & Interiors, Arts & Antiques, Cafe Houses, Wine Bars and Restaurants is often compared to the Kings Road, London.

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Theatres/Cinemas

Grand Opera House Belfast

The Grand Opera House is Northern Ireland's premier theatre, presenting an outstanding programme of drama, dance, opera, comedy, musicals and family shows.

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Belfast Waterfront Hall

Belfast Waterfront is Northern Ireland's only purpose-built conference and entertainment centre.

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SSE Odyssey Arena

The Odyssey Complex, which consists of the Odyssey Pavilion, SSE Arena Belfast and W5 is a large sports and entertainment centre situated in Titanic Quarter, Belfast,

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The Mac Belfast

Arts performances from comedy to dance, plus talks and workshops in a contemporary culture centre.

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Queens Film Theatre

The Queen's Film Theatre or QFT is a small independent cinema at Queen's University Belfast, Northern Ireland that was founded in 1968.

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Bars/Live entertainment

The Crown Liquor Saloon

The Crown Liquor Saloon or Crown Bar in Belfast is one of the most beautiful pubs in Ireland, and one of the most traditional.

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Fibber Magees

Traditional Irish Music Bar based in Belfast. Enjoy the tunes of traditional musicians, every night of the week.

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The Harp Bar

A proper public house for the mature drinker selling crisps, dulse, coffees, independent draught beers and extensive whiskies. A live music venue on two floors hosting home-grown talent

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The John Hewitt

This old-world pub offers real ales and gastropub fare, plus regular live, traditional Irish music.

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The Merchant Hotel -Berts Jazz Bar

Belfast’s only dedicated Jazz bar and restaurant: Bert’s Bar at The Merchant Hotel.

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Places to visit around Belfast

Bangor, County Down

Lively seaside resort just 12 miles outside of Belfast

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Sleeve Gullion Forest Park

Tranquil woodland trails, stunning views of Ring of Gullion, Mourne Mountains and top class facilities for walkers and families. Play in the Adventure Playpark; explore the Giant’s Lair - children's magical story trail

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Causeway Coast

The Giant's Causeway, is the only World Heritage Site in Northern Ireland.

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Dublin, Ireland

The capital and largest city of Ireland. Approx 100 miles from Belfast. Also accessible by train from Belfast Central Station.

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Donegal, Ireland

A popular holiday destination. Beautiful beaches and scenery. Approx 110 miles from Belfast to Donegal Town

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Armagh

Ancient Cathedral city and home of the Armagh Planetarium, approx 40 miles from Belfast.

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Downpatrick

A medium-sized town c33 km south of Belfast in County Down, Northern Ireland. It has been an important site since ancient times and its cathedral is said to be the burial place of Saint Patrick. Also home to Downpatrick Racecourse with regular race days.

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